Actress Chrissy Metz, who is the lead of the upcoming film “Breakthrough,” revealed that the real-life telling has inspired her own faith.
“Breakthrough” tells the miraculous true story of Joyce and John Smith, a mother and son who rely on the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit following a fatal accident that leaves the son dead for 45 minutes. The mom’s desperate prayers bring him back to life after the doctors lose all hope.
Metz plays the role of Joyce Smith alongside actor Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama”) and Marcel Ruiz (“One Day at a Time”), who portrays their son, John.
As seen in the trailer of “Breakthrough,” which has now over 125 million views, Metz’s character Joyce calls on the “Holy Spirit” to bring her son back from the dead. In a recent episode of her hit NBC series, “This Is Us,” the actresses’ character Kate similarly cried out but to her deceased father for her newborn baby’s life. When asked who Metz personally calls on in her times of need, she said “God.”
“It’s usually a blubbering mess, where all my defenses are down, and there’s nothing in between, my plead for what it is that I’m intended to do. I believe in God, and so I ask God, what it is that I should be doing and whatever His will is for me, and that I could set my own ego and pride aside and be willing and be open, to talk to me in ways that I will understand,” Metz told The Christian Post.
“I can’t tell you how often I do that; definitely multiple times on a daily basis.”
Metz revealed that Joyce Smith’s faith has also allowed for her own Christianity to grow.
“Everything that we experience in life touches us and affects us and so [looking at] the resilience of Joyce, I think, ‘Oh, yeah, I got to delve deeper into what it is I really believe in,” Metz explained.
“I have, in many regards, when nobody believed that I was going to pursue acting or ever be successful or ever make a career out of it. I do understand that, but I think the consistency could be improved upon,” she added. “So Joyce’s has definitely taught me that even now, when we chat and we talk, I think, ‘wow, I gotta keep working at it’ because I’m a human, and it’s a process.”
The Florida native advised that people be gentle with themselves when doing the best they can.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law